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Tinkering School

The Blog of the Sleep-Away Program at Elkus Ranch – Updated every night during camp

Category / 2014 Session B – Seniors

Day 6 – Cohesion

Today, we had fun – riding our trains over and over again, fixing them after each run after they split on the track – enjoying our creations. Sometimes, those creations bite, but more on that later. Friday evenings are bonfire night – we built and burned the tallest, hottest bonfire Tinkering School has ever had, […]

Day 5 – Tinkering

A wise man by the name of Gever Tulley once said: “Tinkering is what happens between having a finished project and a project that works.” Last night, we figured we’d have both trains working by noon. But it was a slow morning, with a late breakfast, games of “Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe,” and early morning visits to […]

Day 4 – Restful Exhaustion

Wednesday – right in the middle of the intensity of a Tinkering School week, often times just as we reach the climax of our project. And it is exactly this timing that makes Wednesday what it is – not another push, but rather a halt. Wednesday is beach day. At breakfast, there is more play […]

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